School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences


Do you see problems that need to be solved? If you have always wanted to shape the world for the better then engineering may be the career for you.

Engineers are crucial to the development of the technologies that will shape our future world for the better. Whether that is developing the next generation of wind turbines to help reduce global warming or developing better road systems to minimise traffic hold ups, are just two areas where engineers are the key people needed to implement change.

Solve real problems

We offer a range of exciting engineering study options that are accredited by Engineers Australia to enable you to become a professional engineer. We have recently been ranked number 1 in Victoria for Student Satisfaction in Engineering in the 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

You can study mining, civil, mechanical or mechatronics systems engineering to honours level and with our common first year of study you can take your time to decide on the branch of engineering that best suits you. If you don’t have the necessary entry requirements we have alternative pathways via a diploma or advanced diploma in engineering or our new engineering diploma of foundation studies that facilitate entry into the second year of the degree.

If you want to develop skills and knowledge in another branch of engineering or deepen your knowledge then at a postgraduate level we have MSc programs in mining, mechanical, civil and maintenance and reliability engineering.

We have recently reviewed and improved our range of engineering programs to facilitate mid-year entry, encourage project based learning, facilitate cross-discipline learning, and be better aligned to industry needs and recent technological advancements. Another feature is the common first year of study which means students are not locked into an area of specialisation until the second year of their degree program. Students in their first year also take part in the Engineers without Borders challenge and in 2015 mechatronic systems students won the Victoria challenge.

Our range of engineering specialisations through our four year undergraduate honours degrees as well as postgraduate programs, ensures that Federation University is your pathway to a successful career in engineering.

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With a Federation University Australia degree, you will become a professional engineer and work at a high level to define, manage and realise engineering solutions.

Industry placements

Industry placements are a vital component of our undergraduate engineering programs. All students must complete at least 12 weeks of suitable practical experience during their studies.

Undergraduate programs

These honours programs are suitable for school leavers with the appropriate entry and those with experience wishing to return to study.

Four-year degrees

Postgraduate programs

Our postgraduate coursework programs in mining, maintenance and reliability engineering are well known in industry.

These programs are suitable for those with existing undergraduate tertiary qualifications and/or industry experience.

All of our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering Technology programs are accredited by Engineers Australia at the professional level.